Your Park! Your Health!
Your Park! Your Health! inspires dynamic engagement between diverse audiences in NYC / NJ and their national park!
Over the summer, a team of multi-cultural college interns work to achieve their personal fitness goals while leading fun adventures in New York City's urban outback.
Lets Go To Gateway!
Originally titled ¡Tu Parque! ¡Tu Salúd!, the initiative began in 2011 with funding through a grant from the American Heart Association to engage Latino New Yorkers in active outdoor recreation. Reflecting the program's growing popularity and cultural diversity among participants, the title was changed in 2012 to Your Park! Your Health!.
Now entering our 4th season, Your Park! Your Health! at Gateway continues to work with American Heart Association. We are pleased to partner this season with eight new local and national organizations to encourage community wellness and invite participation with the park.
Your Park! Your Health! 'Lets Go!' activities are offered in all parts of Gateway including Staten Island and Sandy Hook, NJ.
In It to Win It: Together!
Parks are a natural 'fit' for improved health and enhanced quality of life, whether through America's Great Outdoors Initiative or Healthy Parks, Healthy People. As America's first urban recreation area, Gateway brings the national park experience to audiences in New York City and New Jersey. With Your Park! Your Health!, Gateway is establishing an inter-active model of engagement between the National Park Service and people of every age, interest and background!
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Did You Know?
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